Canadian actor Ryan Gosling and his Spanish actress wife, Eva Mendes, are known for keeping details about their intimate romance well, intimate. While the two entertainers don’t share a lot of what’s going on in their private life with the general public. But then, they give us glimpses of their beautiful life together. This includes Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes children – Esmeralda Amada and Amada Lee.
Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes: A Movie Set Love
While there’s a lot of mystery surrounding this gorgeous couple, it is reported that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes knew each other in passing before falling in love on the set of their movie The Place Beyond the Pines in 2011 when sparks started to fly.
From Gosling recommending Eva for a role, to movie co-stars and later becoming lovers, the romance of this dynamic duo has been one of the most intriguing.
According to The Place Beyond the Pines director, Derek Cianfrance, Ryan Gosling had been an advocate for his lady love even before they became a couple.
“I had asked Ryan about who he thought should be Romina… we thought about it a lot. He had known Eva a little bit. He said, ‘You should meet with Eva because she’s great; I think she’s got a lot to offer that maybe people haven’t seen, which would be great.’ So I said ‘okay,” Cianfrance confirms.
Despite a great need for privacy, Eva also once confirmed to Oprah Daily that she and Ryan had been acquainted ahead of filming, saying, “we had known each other for a while already, so to work together was really exciting.”
Ryan & Eva: Relationship
Shortly after meeting on set, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes were soon rumored to be dating. Although, the alleged couple at the time never post pictures together, several paparazzi captured the co-stars being chummy.
It was apparent that the on-screen chemistry translated to their personal lives when, shortly after filming wrapped, the two were spotted getting cozy at Disneyland and sharing a romantic kiss in Paris.
No Kids in the Cards
Before Ryan Gosling and Eva had their two daughters, Eva had been quite vocal about not wanting a child or children in her life prior to meeting Gosling and having her two daughters, which is probably one of the reasons the Training Day actress didn’t have any until she turned 40.
In one of her moments speaking to Women’s Health, Mendes had made it clear that a child were “the furthest thing from my mind.”
“I never wanted babies before, until I fell in love with Ryan, and it kind of worked out to where I was 40 and having my first baby. I think I was 42 for the second one, so it worked out in that way that I had a career and then I changed my focus to my family” Eva once said in an interview.
When asked what changed, Eva Mendes made it clear that, “Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have… not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him.”
First Came Love, then Came Children..
Barely three years after getting together and despite Eva Mendes reservations about children, it wasn’t long after the couple’s relationship skyrocketed that the two welcomed their first child, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, together.
Eva’s earlier reservations about having kids might explain why when speaking to Violet Grey of her journey as a first time mom with daughter, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, Mendes admitted “I’m completely exhausted. I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had.”
It is apparent that the Cuban-born beauty’s views have since changed. In 2014, in spite of being extremely tight-lipped about their relationship, US Weekly exclusively confirmed that Gosling and Eva Mendes had welcomed their first daughter, Esmeralda Amada—which means beloved in Spanish—Gosling, and welcomed their other daughter Amada Lee Gosling in 2016, officially becoming a family of four.
Esmeralda Amada Gosling and Amada Lee Gosling: Their Lovely Daughters
About their eldest child: Esmeralda Amada Gosling
At the arrival of their eldest child, Esmeralda Amada, it was important that Eva Mendes put her family life and baby first. The required attention to nurture and raise her two daughters, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, was what prompted the brunette beauty to make the decision of putting her acting career on hold.
With Eva’s career on hold, there have been questions about the Goslings’ transition from being hotshot Hollywood entertainers to being stay-at-home parents to their two daughters, Esmeralda Amada and Amada Lee, and let’s just say that despite the hold on their whole careers, these two are absolutely loving the family life.
“It’s so fun and beautiful and maddening,” Mendes said of parenting her two daughters in a 2019 Access Daily interview. “It’s so hard, of course. But it’s like that feeling of…you end your day, you put them to bed and Ryan and I kind of look at each other like, ‘We did it, we did it. We came out relatively unscathed.’ I’m so thankful I have the opportunity to be home with them” she concluded.
If you think Eva is the only enamored one by their daughters, you must have not gotten a hold of their doting dad, Ryan who has often gushed about his family and on his life as a parent of their two kids with his dream woman, Mendes.
The notebook actor, speaking with GQ in a recent interview, expressed that all the world’s “clichés” on having kids are true” but said that his daily life as a family man was nothing but a fantasy.
“I only know what it’s like to have my kids. And in my situation, Eva’s the dream mother, and they’re dream babies, and it’s like a dream that I’m having right now. I’m dreaming it all. So I feel so lucky…. There’s a kind of chaos in it that I love” Gosling opened up.
Here comes Baby Number Two: Amada Lee Gosling
Shortly after welcoming their second child, Amada Gosling in 2016, life as the La La Land star, Ryan Gosling knew it, changed positively. When asked about the three-to-one female-to-male ratio in his household, Ryan simply swooned, “It’s Heaven. It’s like walking through a field of flowers every day. I live with angels.”
Both parents have often praised their children on different things, with Eva particularly loving their eldest child’s creativity saying, “Esmerelda Amada cut her socks, the foot part off, and she likes to wear socks as sleeves,” she said. “And the other day, she wore underwear as a hat and I was like, ‘That’s amazing.’ I wish I could do that. I can’t.”
As much as they enjoy bragging about how great their offsprings are, it is also obvious that the Goslings don’t play when it comes to their family, especially in terms of keeping it cocooned away from the prying eyes of the public as is their fashion to do.
“Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda Amada . I think it’s unfair, but that’s our reality. So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that.”
On Protecting Their Children’s Privacy
While Ryan and Eva will briefly talk about their kids in interviews, the couple has some clear boundary in place to shield them from the limelight and protect their privacy even more.
For Eva, this includes not posting pictures of her girls on social media. “I have always had a clear boundary when it comes to my man and my kids,” the 47-year-old actress explained to an Instagram follower in 2020. “I’ll talk about them of course, with limits, but I won’t post pictures of our daily life.”
Also on the difficulties of getting any alone time as a mom of two girls, Eva expressly said it was a tough time “Prepping for a date night. You have to make sure…you have it all lined up. But luckily, we have a lot of family support—a lot of family. My family lives here. His family members comes in. They live in Canada, but they come in all the time and stay for a very long time, and it’s very welcomed. And so we have that support.”
Eva’s partner, who is currently shooting the live-action adventure movie, Barbie, also spoke to GQ in a new interview, the usually privateRyan Gosling opened up about life was like for them at home, especially with two kids in a pandemic.
On the Kids Being Separated from Other Kids During the Pandemic
“Our kids are young, so it was a tough time for them to be separated from other kids and not being able to see family and whatnot,” the 41-year-old The Gray Man actor said. “So, we did our best to entertain them.”
“They were at a difficult age, not to be able to see other kids and interact with people, even though Eva and I did our best,” Ryan Gosling said about their girls, jokingly adding that he and Mendes “did more acting in quarantine than we have in our whole careers. Tougher crowd, though.”
In another interview with british gq, Ryan also added how important it was for him to be present for his two young girls because “kids are growing up so fast, I need to keep an eye on the clock in a way I never used to.”
Playfully teasing his daughters, The Notebook star said of his 7 year old Esmeralda and 5 year old Amada not knowing what he really does.
“Yeah. I think they finally figured it out… that my name is actually ‘The Gray Man’ and I’m an assassin for the CIA,” he said, referencing his newest acting job.
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